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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFLaw firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has advised international lenders in funding construction of a new wind project on 18,000 acres in Carson County, Texas, near Amarillo. The 218-megawatt Panhandle Wind Project is being developed by Pattern Energy. Operational next year, the facility will operate with 118 turbines built by General Electric. GE Energy Financial Services and Citigroup are providing tax equity to Pattern Panhandle Wind LLC.
  • World Bio Markets, taking place March 4-6, 2013 in the Netherlands, has a call for papers. Topics of interest include bio-based chemicals and products, sustainable aviation, plant process design and optimization, strategic finance and investment, and sustainable feedstocks. Proposals are due by Friday, September 13, 2013.
  • China Sunergy Co., Ltd. has announced that its new generation of high-efficient mono-crystalline solar cells have reached 20.26% conversion efficiency in the pilot research and development line, and have received certification recently from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the largest solar energy research institute in Europe.
  • GNS Science has won new government funding for two innovative geothermal energy projects that will help to make geothermal energy developments more efficient and more attractive to investors. The first project will see GNS Science work with The University of Auckland to develop practical ways to extract high-value minerals from geothermal fluids. The project received funding of $230,000-a-year for two years. In a second project, GNS Science and The University of Auckland have won funding to develop new, integrated numerical modelling software that will aid resource development decisions, and support long-term sustainable management of New Zealand’s geothermal energy resources. It will receive funding of $1.1 million-a-year for four years.
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